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Two fuzzy creatures both want to sit in the same comfy chair. The trouble is, they can’t agree who it belongs to. They get madder and madder, until…With expressive illustrations and simple text, this giggle-inducing tale about (not) sharing and (not) being a good friend features the endearing characters from Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner You Are (Not) Small....

Title : That's (Not) Mine
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ISBN : 9781477826393
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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That's (Not) Mine Reviews

  • Ricki
    2019-01-19 17:39

    About three days before I received this book in the mail, my husband and I were discussing our concerns with our son’s new affinity for the word: “mine.” Like most toddlers, he has become obsessed with the concept that everything is “mine” (and by “mine,” I mean his). We don’t support this new “anti-sharing” movement that has become a hot topic in parenting groups and blogs. We want to raise our son to understand that, yes, some things can be his, but he should work hard to share as much as he can with others. I want to raise him to value his peers, respect adults, and give back to his community. So when this book came in the mail, I was extremely pleased. I read it aloud as my husband listened. His response? “This is the perfect book for him right now.” These two fuzzy creatures are teaching my son a lot of great lessons—it is okay for him to be short (my son’s destiny), and in this new text, not everything has to be “mine.” I am looking forward to the next installation from this husband-and-wife duo!

  • Barbara
    2019-01-29 17:24

    This book for beginning readers reminds me of my cats and me. Every time I vacate my spot on a certain chair or sofa, one of them slips right into the place that I've left nice and warm just for them. Then, it's a fight to the finish as I try to nudge one of them out of the spot when I return. This book features the same two animals from You Are (Not) Small as they fight over whose chair that is. In the end, of course, as often happens, the chair ends up being claimed by someone else. Young readers will easily relate to this book, its characters, and what happens. The text and simple illustrations add greatly to the pleasures of shared reading because of their humor and such a universal experience.

  • Aliza Werner
    2019-02-13 12:22

    Presents the concept of sharing. How does one decide what's "mine"? Good discussion starter for younger kids to talk about strategies for sharing, turn taking, and problem solving.

  • Brenda
    2019-01-30 20:19

    Nice bookMy son and I have fun! Great lesson on how to be nice to friends. It teaches self belonging and not to be selfish.

  • Aileen Stewart
    2019-01-25 13:47

    That's (Not) Mine made me laugh. Two characters spend practically the entire book fighting over a chair. Each one claiming the chair is theirs. Each one trying to get the other one out of the chair. Finally they both end up on the floor and realize how silly it is to fight and decide to go outside and play. But that is not the end of the story because as the two head out, a third character jumps in the chair and claims, "It's Mine." I had to laugh because this is so very realistic where kids are concerned and it reminded me of the time when my nieces fought over a blank piece of note paper one of them found on the shopping mall floor.

  • Amanda
    2019-02-10 17:37

    Best of 2015. I think that we've all been there--when someone's taken something of OURS--and the frustration of it all can be overwhelming. How to handle it? Hilarious here, and a great read to littles (or Bigs) who may be having trouble sharing.

  • Allison
    2019-02-02 17:28

    This is pretty much a perfect representation of the toddler's world view. It's mine because I had it earlier vs. it's mine because I have it now. I can't wait to read it at storytime. Ms. Kang, you're a genius - can't wait to see what you come up with next! Keep 'em coming!

  • Michele Knott
    2019-01-27 16:28

    I think I loved this book just a bit more that the author-illustrator collaboration of You Are (Not) Small. Not sure if it was bringing up memories of arguments and trickery between my siblings and me, but this book certainly made me feel nostalgic.

  • Awjtf
    2019-02-18 17:35

    I love this book!

  • Gail
    2019-02-13 20:19


  • Joshua Knutson
    2019-02-01 12:29

    GreatGreat book for little kids and a fun one to read with a good lesson in sharing. A must read.

  • Benny Baez
    2019-01-28 12:35

    Keep them coming Love the illustration. Awesome and fun to read. My kids always get a kick out of the endings. Returning reader here

  • Nanci Booher
    2019-01-29 16:26

    Two cute fuzzy bears (?) want the same chair but they do not want to share. Great illustrations, a lesson on manners and hilarity make this a must read!

  • Ben Atwood
    2019-02-07 16:39

    Very fun seriesLoving these. The little one follows along well! These are dripping with charm and have cute lessons for children. High recommendation.

  • Angela Lambkin
    2019-02-02 20:40

    what a great story of how after they had a fight over a chair?I like the fact of how the author and Illustrator were able to write and illustrate just what they look like when they were arguing over a chair but then when both landed on the floor in front of the chair what do you suppose they will do next? This is why I am wishing to rate this as a five star short but right to the point good lesson. Therefore, I want to recommend this for kids ages 3-7 and perhaps those from grades 1-4.I received this ebook for free using KU so in return, here's my honest review. Super work author and artist! By Sunny!

  • Laura Gratwohl
    2019-02-03 15:23

    This is a story of two bears who claim that the arm chair is “mine” They try everything to get the other bear off in order for them to sit in it. They realise that their fighting is silly and that in the end they decide that playing is the best thing to do. They dog then claim it is his chair. This book has very minimal words and the pictures are very comical. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. This book would be suitable for nursery children but can be enjoyed by all

  • Nicola
    2019-02-10 16:48

    Miss 3 and I like to explore different books and authors at the library, sometimes around particular topics or themes. We try to get different ones out every week or so; it's fun for both of us to have the variety and to look at a mix of new & favourite authors.A fun picture book that appealed to Miss 3 because it's very visual with an emphasis on emotions. The language is simple and basically it's about two bears arguing over a chair before agreeing to go play instead and be friends again.

  • DeA
    2019-02-13 12:26

    I find that any of Anna Kang's books are great, or at least all of them I've read so far. It has a simple, easy to follow plot that helps children learn to share, or at the least not argue over a chair. I found myself laughing as I read the story and enjoying the clean lined pictures. Recommend to anyone with children who love a great picture book.

  • sarah schneider
    2019-02-15 13:20

    Anna Kang makes her stories funny,this is about two friends who fight over chairs, they each try to make the other jealous so they could get in their chair.I chose 5 stars because this book is very funny.I liked when the animals were fighting, then made up.I recommend this book for people who get into fights. This book makes them want to try to nice.

  • Cyra
    2019-01-23 16:23

    This was a short and sweet little book to introduce the concept of sharing to young children. The illustrations are lively and amusing. This book is great for little ones with short attention spans and would be a great springboard to disscussing the concept of "mine" with them.

  • Serenity
    2019-02-11 12:24

    This story has a similar vein of humor and simple text like I Am (Not) Small, but also has a lesson about sharing and what can happen when we don't. Very cute and funny, it will work very well as a read aloud for younger kids.

  • Shelli Brannum
    2019-01-21 14:32

    Cute and Relatable StoryWe too have conflicts about who’s sitting where, especially who gets the beloved green arm chair. This is a cute little story that made about adorable animal characters doing just that same thing.

  • Joanne E. Insull
    2019-02-19 13:34

    Cute and real Cute and very real approach to sharing. Expresses the tension between the 2 characters very effectively. I enjoyed it very much.

  • Felisha
    2019-01-26 12:30

    We Loved it!Very funny book! My boys loved it and laughed. I recommend it to all parents it teaches a good lesson, sharing is caring.

  • Ana
    2019-02-02 16:47

    Both animals fight over a chair. They both want to sit in it. They get mad at eachother until they both end up on the floor and realize how silly it is to fight over a chair. They both go outside and play.Teachable point: share, come to an agreement, friendship

  • Lynn
    2019-02-07 18:26

    I'm trying to catch up with the books in this wonderful series. Terrific book for beginning readers and for kids being read to as well. Love the illustrations and the series.

  • Crystal Taylor
    2019-01-30 13:27

    I only have one child, but this book made her laugh and think. She's not a fan of arguing, but she thought that two animals arguing over a chair was pretty funny. Since I have a brother I argued with for all of my childhood and teenage years and into adulthood,the argument in this book made total sense to me. So, my daughter and I loved this book for different reasons but we definitely loved it.

  • Ashleigh Tiemann
    2019-02-04 17:23

    A story about sharing, two animals (Bears, maybe?) spend the entire book throwing fits on who gets to sit on the comfy chair. After throwing each other around, and realizing that the chair isn't worth arguing about anymore, the two animals (or creatures) decide to apologize to each other. They forget about the chair and go out to play, while a new creature is introduced at the end of the story, curling up in the chair, saying "it's mine" as the other two creatures are playing. This story can be a good lesson on problem solving, along with learning about sharing. Explain to children that although they may view something that is "theirs" due to "they got there first" or "I'm already there" but if they share the object, both can enjoy it without the fighting and the arguments. It can also keep children at a friendly level with other classmates. Pair up classmates into groups of two. Give them an object, and have them brainstorm on ideas on how they could both use the object equally other than fighting. (Ex: taking turns, playing with it together on an equal level, etc...)Kang, A., & Weyant, C. (2015). That's (not) mine. Two Lions.

  • Yangxu Li
    2019-02-07 14:47

    Kang uses the same two characters from her another book called You Are (Not) Small, this book talks about the two characters fighting over whose chair that is. I feel like reading this book was like watching kids in action, especially the young children. Anna brings out a very important issue of sharing and taking turns is a big one for us, because for young children they have no concept of sharing, they think everything is “mine” and it is very hard to wait their turn when they really want something. For teachers, it is very important to teach student a lesson on sharing and taking turns, also we can teach them the lesson through activities such as: play slides, play toys, share spaces etc. I highly recommend this book to everyone.

  • Katie
    2019-02-07 12:30

    A cute story about sharing, and letting others use items when you are not using them. The big bear is in an arm chair. The little bear claims that it is his, since he was in it first. But the big bear is in it now, so it is his, right? The two bear go back and forth, and end up working out plans to get each other out of the chair, until they no longer really care about sitting in the chair so much as keeping the other out of the chair. End the end they both decide it isn't worth it and go off to play. Then another bear comes along and claims the chair. Along the same lines as other books in this series, this is a great example of sharing and how it works in the real world. This would be a good book to do in a story time with two people, or with puppets.